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Disney Cruise Line in a Jiffy: What is a Verandah?

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Disney Cruise Line uses the word “verandah” to describe outdoor space that is for the use of a single cabin. Other cruise lines might call this a veranda (without the “h”) or a balcony. All DCL verandahs face outwards toward the ocean, whereas some other line have balcony-style staterooms that face inward toward a pool or other public space.

Verandah staterooms are distinguished from “inside staterooms” which have neither outdoor space nor a window (porthole) facing the outdoors and “oceanview staterooms” that have a window, but no outdoor space. Note: Disney also offers “concierge” staterooms; these are distinguished by a higher level of service and vast majority of these rooms also have verandahs. Click photos to enlarge.

There are a few variations of DCL verandahs, some with partial views, but most fit either two or four chairs and a small table. The more spacious verandahs will cost more. The specifications of your verandah will be listed on the room description you’ll encounter during the booking process, be sure to look for words like “navigator verandah” and “white wall verandah” which will have partial views. “Extended verandahs” are those will more square footage and more seating.

Disney Cruise Line in a Jiffy is an offshoot of our “Disney in a Minute” posts. “In a Jiffy” posts are bite-sized nuggets of information that can better help you understand a Disney Cruise (DCL) line term or planning topic. Have a question about a DCL term that is unfamiliar to you? Suggest it here for an upcoming segment.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

One thought on “Disney Cruise Line in a Jiffy: What is a Verandah?

  • If I am not mistaken, a few rooms on the Wish have no chairs and are standing room only.


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